It's been a long wait.
After being previewed by the Nissan Z Proto, the production 2023 Nissan Z made its long-awaited debut back in August to replace the ancient 370Z. In the US, the next-generation Nissan Z is slated to go on sale in spring 2022, but we didn't know when the order books will open - until now.
Citing a source who works at a Nissan dealership, a user on the New Nissan Z forum has revealed that orders for the new Nissan Z will start after January 3, 2022. According to the source, emails have been sent to Nissan dealerships confirming that reservations for the Ariya have now started, paving the way for the Nissan Z.
"This morning, Nissan sent out emails to us saying reservations for the Ariya are currently in motion," the source wrote in a Facebook post. "This is a big deal due to the new Z being the next car to be rolled out by Nissan. As it currently stands, this isn't confirmed but we should expect Z reservations to begin sometime after January 3rd."
With the order books opening at the start of 2022, we should find out pricing details for the Nissan Z very soon. Rumors suggest the Nissan Z will start at around $35,000, which could put a dent in the more expensive Toyota GR Supra's sales.
As standard, the Nissan Z is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 found in the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport producing 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an optionally available nine-speed automatic transmission.
Performance specifications haven't been released yet but Nissan says the new Z will be 15 percent quicker than the outgoing 370Z, which will hit 0-60 mph in five seconds. As a result, the Nissan Z should be able to do the same sprint in around 4.3 seconds.